Hawthorn Shield bugs (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale)(garden)

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A mating pair of Hawthorn shield bugs .

If you pick up a hawthorn shieldbug you’ll discover why they are sometimes called “stink bugs”. They can release a strong smelling fluid which can stain your hands. This is designed to repel birds and other predators from eating them.

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